MG Astor with Personal AI Assistant, Level 2 Autonomous Tech Unveiled
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The MG Astor is said to be India’s first SUV with a personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology.
The MG Astor has been finally unveiled. The new model is said to be India’s first SUV with a personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology. It is based on MG Motor’s successful global platform, ZS.
The MG Astor is based on the brand’s Emotional Dynamism design language that offers a contemporary style that will help the car connect with the consumers. It has a prominent Bold Celestial Grille that makes a solid road presence. The SUV poses an elegant and ready-for-action stance with a classic leopard jump shoulder line. The Astor’s nine crystal diamond elements in the LED headlamps make for a distinct hawk-eye expression with precise details.
The interior of the MG Astor is elegantly crafted with soft-touch and premium materials. As for the engine, there will be two options - the Brit Dynamic 220 TURBO petrol motor with a 6-speed AT delivering 220 Nm and 140 PS. The other powertrain will be the VTi Tech petrol engine with an option of either a manual transmission or an 8-speed CVT. It will be delivering 144 Nm and 110 PS.
The personal AI assistant in the MG Astor depicts human-like emotions and voice. The Paralympic athlete Deepa Malik has lent her voice to the personal AI assistant, thereby humanising the experience. The AI technology in Astor is developed around MG’s vision of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) possibilities, which will enable the users to personalise the services as per their requirements.
MG has partnered with Bosch for the ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems) in the MG Astor. AI technology, six radars and five cameras equip the SUV to manage 14 advanced Autonomous Level 2 features. The car ensures a safer driving experience with 27 standard safety features like ESP, TCS and HDC. Among its host of comfort, convenience and safety features include 6 airbags, 6-way power-adjustable driver seats, electric parking brake, heated ORVM, rain-sensing wiper, PM 2.5 filter, panoramic sky roof, rear AC vent and front and rear armrest,10.1-inch HD infotainment system for the cinematic experience and full digital cluster with 7-inch embedded LCD screen.